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post #16 of 20 Old 07-31-2014, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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here are a few shots of the progress. ive gotten farther from this point and cleaned up some of the rough fitting edges that you can see in the pictures. I might end up making a new cardboard mock up with all the revised measurements and a more accurate fit.
so far, im happy with it!

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post #17 of 20 Old 07-31-2014, 10:48 PM
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If you make a new mockup, try foam posterboard and a fresh blade in your utility knife. It's a lot more rigid than cardboard and easier to work with. You can get it at craft stores in 3/16" and 1/4" thicknesses.
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I like the look bonbon.
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post #19 of 20 Old 03-30-2015, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

Sorry for the (huge) chunk of time it took me to get a photo up. If you happen to return to this thread, here is the final product! its been painted since then, but this is the raw, just finished look.
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post #20 of 20 Old 03-30-2015, 11:25 AM
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[Sorry for being late to the party, just found this thread.] Everyone designs bumpers either so wide and somewhat aerodynamic, artsy even, or they make them 'shorty style that doesn't protect fenders. In your final case, it seems way too wide to me. I chose flexible aftermarket flares rather than the hard Bushwackers, which meant my bumper only had to be wide enough to protect the fenders. The bottom edge of your 'wings' also seem unnecessarily low too. I like to have more tire face visible to the off-road obstacle. My design is just a 1/4" steel 'box' that slips over the nose of the frame, then I added two wings made of 3"x2"x3/16" rectangle stock for the fender protection. Though the 'wings' may look flimsy, I've banged them on rocks a lot since the photo and have no issues with them bending/flexing.

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